Saturday, January 26, 2013

Deeper - 1.20.2013

After a great line on Gothic the day before, we headed out Kebler Pass last Sunday in search of good snow.

A dry week and rotting snow meant we drove past many of the usual zones in our search for good snow. 12 miles down, 5 miles to go:


Needless to say, the hour long sled access was worth it:


Matt getting ready to drop in:


Nick:


Matt:


Hey Mike! there's a cliff over there, better check it out!

Photo: Nick Matisse


Photo: Nick Matisse

Yep, that was a flat landing:

Photo: Nick Matisse

Matt:

Photo: Nick Matisse

Matt enters the white room:


After a few laps, the sun disappeared behind the ridgeline, and we headed farther out for a little sledding. And...in true snowmobile fashion, Matt's starter immediately died.

Photo: Nick Matisse

Before limping back to the trailhead we made sure to check out the snow quality:

Photo: Nick Matisse

Mike:

Photo: Nick Matisse

Nick:


Nick:


too many peaks to name...


Marcellina Mountain:


Raggeds Wilderness:


A great day in a new zone! Can't wait to get back when the snow is a little deeper and more stable! Thanks to Nick for the great pics!